Your New Role As An Apex Carer & Therapy Assistant
To strengthen our Apex Australia Family we need YOU as a unique, caring Therapy Assistant!
As a therapy assistant with Apex Professional Exchange, you receive a variety of opportunities to gain valuable experience and both professional and personal development opportunities. With Apex, you will gain exposure and practical experience to a range of therapy and support disciplines, developing your skills while making a significant difference in the lives of the family you support.
This isn’t your traditional Therapy Assistant position. Instead of supporting a large roster of clients, you will work with one family, providing dedicated support. You will be able to really get to know and understand the person you are supporting, building a strong relationship with them while actively working towards their developmental goals.
Your Responsibilities As A Carer & Therapy Assistant With Apex Include:
- Working closely with the parents to plan activities and discuss the child’s behavior, development, and goals
- Collaborate and work with an interdisciplinary team of therapists and professionals such as Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy and educators
- Integrate therapy programs into the home and community setting
- Be part of individualised curriculum development and execution
- Assisting with homework
- Creating resources that address child-specific developmental and learning needs
- Stimulating and supporting learning processes e.g. educational games and activities
- Writing daily summary reports
- Designing experience-based activities
Personal hygiene care
- Organisation and coordination of everyday appointments
- Supporting the child in their social environment
- Tidying away after play and meal times
- Keeping the child engaged, playing and having fun (yes, it’s a requirement!)
Your Benefits As A Therapy Assistant With Apex Australia:
- Full time or part time placements available
- Stable, ongoing work with a single family
- Minimum 6 month contracts with options to extend
- Learn and develop your skills as you collaborate with a multidisciplinary team
- Attractive hourly rate
- Live-in option with room and board included in a safe, friendly home
- The support of a global team that cares about your development
To Qualify For This Position, You Will:
- Be an Australian citizen, resident or visa holder with working rights
- Currently completing or hold a therapy degree (occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy) or be a special needs educator or disability support worker with at least 1 year experience
- Have at least 400 hours of experience working with children/people with special needs
- Be honest, trustworthy, fun and patient
- Hold a driver’s license
- Current police background check
- Current first aid training (or willing to obtain)
- Hold a working with children check/vulnerable people card (or willing to obtain)
- Be open to learning and new experiences
If you are motivated by making a significant difference in the lives of the people you support, we want to hear from you!
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